Windows Updates Fail to Install

jstevens
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Windows Updates Fail to Install

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I'm having a challenge with a new install of Windows 10 relating to the updates. I have three updates that downloaded, fail at installing and the status changes to retry. I have tried "stop/start" the Windows Update Services but the challenge persists.

If I recall in earlier versions of Windows one was able to delete download files in a subfolder of "C:\Users\MyAccount\AppData". I'm not sure which subfolder.

Your suggestions are appreciated.
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John

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HansV
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Re: Windows Updates Fail to Install

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See for example Windows 10 Update Failed? Here's How to Fix That. You have already tried the first steps.
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jstevens
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Re: Windows Updates Fail to Install

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Thanks Hans.

I was able to resolve the update challenge by using the last option to download the Win10 ISO and reinstall keeping my user settings.
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John

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Re: Windows Updates Fail to Install

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A drastic measure, I'm glad it worked.
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